As all my previous hair tools were pretty standard devices from my local Target or Wal-mart, they were just basic items... Nothing like the set I allowed myself to splurge on which costs $355 [but does come with a decrease on the price]
[[ Note that it's PINK~ and it's not like a cheap pink, it's really high quality light pink]]
Unlike my last hair straightener I don't smell a burning smell when I straighten my hair but oddly after I straighten my hair, my hair feels slightly damp.. My hair didn't even feel dry at the tips like it usually does, it left no weird indentations where I straightened my hair mid shaft. On another happy note it takes under a minute for the device to be fully heated and the heat seems to be spread evenly across the plates.
The straightener is very light and the plates are kind of on a spring and have a bit of give so it won't pull your hair but it's very smooth going through mine, but my hair is just slightly wavy and pretty smooth already;;~
[On another note, it's even shaped in a way that you can use it to curl your hair, but I'm still struggling with doing it correctly]
I've also noticed that my hair didn't frizz up at all after I straightened it, and it stayed straight until I washed my hair.
I would say that this straighter would be good even for a beginner to hair straightening, everything is to the point and it's a very good quality straightener
Super straight hair~~
The mini straightener, is pretty cute too~ It is exactly like the big one but it's temperature isn't adjustable~ I like to use it on my fringe!
The wand doesn't have an adjustable temperature, only an on and off switch~
I really love this wand, it's always been my intention to get a wand to curl my hair because there's no clamp to leave indentations in your curls and curls done by want are more springy and less pressed looking. Now, since you have to wrap your hair around the barrel, there is always a chance you can accidentally burn yourself and I've done so too many times to count now; But you can always use the glove to help protect your hand~
The wand gets really hot and sometimes the handle can get kind of warm too. Like the straightener the device heats up very quickly and the heat is evenly distributed along the rod.
Also I like how it tapers near the end of the barrel [it goes from 2.5"- 1.8"] so you can have different sized curls from ringlettes to beachy waves and you can avoid curling the tips of your hair to save more damage to your hair~ And the wand is long enough to wrap long hair completely around it, and my hair is roughly 23 inches in length...
Also since the wand is really hot it only takes 5-8 seconds for a section of hair to be completely curled..
Thank goodness it's really light too because since it's a wand and I'm using both of my hands my arms get pretty tired by the time I'm done with curling my whole head...
Uhm, if you are a beginner with curling your hair, please use the gloved provided and practice... A Hair wand does require some experimenting to get the technique down pat...
So, is the high price worth it. Yes. If you are sure you want to invest in a good hair tool set, I will highly recommend it...
But it's not a 'must have' set, where I will tell you that it will change your world... I was fine with my basic hair tools but once I did start using the quality tools I can tell the difference and my hair has been staying less damaged too...
It's a good purchase though and I love it.. Even more so because it's pink.
[Did I mention they also come in different patterns like leopard, zebra, giraffe, 'tattoo' and other solid colours, so that's pretty fun]